A Long and Winding Road: Musicing Along with Children with Cancer Through their Journey


  • Mayra Hugo Somos Sonido, Sonido, Música y Movimiento para el Desarrollo Humano, Montevideo, Uruguay.




Cancer, Pediatrics, Music Therapy, Musicing, Journey


The WHO de!nes pediatric palliative care as a global model of attention to children with a disease that limits and/or threatens their life and their family life. This care should start with the diagnosis, even if this doesn’t imply a bad prognosis in a short time. It’s a comprehensive care strategy and philosophy and a life-af!rming approach.

The music therapy approach is focused in helping children to walk through their disease contacting them with health, with empowerment, with life. Making music in different moments and scenarios, along with a supportive and empathic relationship, helps them !nd joy, meaning and hope.

This paper will show different moments of this journey, and will try to convey the intensity and the richness that, as music therapists at the Pelluffo Giguens Foundation since 1999, we receive as music therapists sharing musical experiences with these children.


How to Cite

Hugo, Mayra. 2014. “A Long and Winding Road: Musicing Along With Children With Cancer Through Their Journey”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 6 (-):92-97. https://doi.org/10.14456/jucr.2013.9.